Information for KSU Students
Who are Volunteering for ECE 3590


Spring 2014 - OPPORTUNITIES

It is vital that 3590 students begin ASAP during the semester and not wait until the last minute, as delaying the opportunity may result in agencies filled to capacity with volunteers. The deadline to submit your service hours

Notes to Students:

  • Don't forget to come by the VKSU office to pick up your Service Verification Form.
  • Agency contact info will be provided with your Service Verification Form.
  • Students must then contact agency directly for days/times of volunteering availability.
  • Some agencies that deal directly with people on a one-on-one basis require their own background check in addition to the one you get through the Education department.
  • No credit will be given for performing administrative duties.
  • You cannot get credit for volunteering at your place of employment.
  • You cannot have family members to serve as your site supervisor!

 

Opportunities Available in:

BARTOW COUNTY

Advocates for Children Cartersville Advocates for Children is a non-profit organization devoted to serving children and families in Bartow County and surrounding North Georgia counties. Through our umbrella of programs including Flowering Branch Children’s Shelter, A Better Way Children’s Advocacy Center, and Court Appointed Special Advocates, we strive to one day help create a world where all children are respected and loved, happy and thriving. More Information

CHEROKEE COUNTY

Cherokee Learning Center

Canton Offers adult literacy programs including GED test preparation, GED testing, basic math and English skills, reading skills, ESL, computer skills, typing skills, and job and life skills. More Information
Feed My Lambs Canton
Mission of FML is to empower at-risk children academically, physically and socially; to impact families and communities.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required and determined by the School Director!
  • Must bring in a copy of your EDUC 2120 background check!

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
MUST Ministries Canton Volunteers are needed to help with administrative needs, serve as translators, assist with education and employment assistance for adults, and serve in the clothing closet.

Requirements:

  • Attend orientation that is held on Thursdays from 11am - Noon
  • Complete confidentiality training if working directly with the clients

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

COBB COUNTY

Cobb Literacy Council Marietta Assist adult learners in the subjects of reading, language arts, and mathematics to help them prepare for the GED exam.

Important Information:

  • Background check by agency
  • Orientation is required
  • Requires six (6) month or one (1) semester commitment!
  • Monday - Friday
  • 9am - 4pm and/or 6pm - 8pm
Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Metro Atlanta CPACS offers health and social services to Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) in the greater-Atlanta area.

Volunteer opportunities are available to assist with Youth Programs. Volunteers will serve as tutors/homework assistants at various locations in Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties.
Volunteers opportunities to also enter data into the agency database, assist with administrative duties around the office, and work directly with the clients if possessing Asian language skills.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Must get fingerprinted at a local courthouse so the agency can run a FBI background check! You are responsible for the check!
  • Orientation is required - typically held during the workday
  • Monday - Friday
  • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Looking for ongoing volunteers and not short-term volunteers!!!
Feed My Lambs Austell
Marietta
Mission of FML is to empower at-risk children academically, physically and socially; to impact families and communities.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required and determined by the School Director!
  • Must bring in a copy of your EDUC 2120 background check!

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Omosaze Mableton Tutoring and reading program for elementary school children. Work with children one-on-one or two-on-one.

General Information:

  • Must complete an applciati0n and background check that is provided by the agency.
  • Attend a two (2) hour training session
  • Minimum length of service is three (3) Saturdays per month
  • Program is offered on Saturday mornings
The Adaptive Learning Center Marietta Assist instructors and teachers with therapy and pre-school program that is geared toward helping children with developmental disabilities.

Requirements:

  • Hours vary according to locations!
  • Background check required - agency will complete.
  • Brief orientation required - agency tries to schedule at volunteer's convenience.
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom, provide children one-on-one attention as they participate in learning activities, and read to children. By giving a young child your undivided attention, you help them to see the connection between block building and math, between feeding fish and science, between hearing a story and learning to read.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours

DEKALB COUNTY

Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Metro Atlanta CPACS offers health and social services to Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) in the greater-Atlanta area.

Volunteer opportunities are available to assist with Youth Programs. Volunteers will serve as tutors/homework assistants at various locations in Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Must get fingerprinted at a local courthouse so the agency can run a FBI background check! You are responsible for the check!
  • Orientation is required - typically held during the workday
  • Monday - Friday
  • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Looking for ongoing volunteers and not short-term volunteers!!!
Chris Kids, Inc. Atlanta A volunteer organization that provides services to children and families, including assisting children that are emotionally and physically abused; transitioning from foster homes to independent living; and helping to preserve families by providing them with resources.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Volunteer is responsible for completing the background check!
  • Must attend an orientation!
Family Heritage Foundation Clarkston A volunteer organization that provides services to refugee families. Following opportunities are available:
  • After-School Tutor - assist children with homework, tutor children in math, science, social studies, or language arts.
    • Monday - Thursday
    • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Reading Teacher - perform reading assessments to determine their grade-level reading skills. Teach children reading using books and/or reading manipulatives. Select books and organize the reading library.
    • Monday - Thursday
    • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Chef Nutritionist - prepare and serve food to children in the after-school program. Plan weekly or monthly menus, buy ingredients or snacks, ensure the pantry is stocked.
    • Monday - Thursday
    • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Requirements:

  • Volunteers must complete an application
  • Volunteers must complete $5.00 background check by the agency
FOCUS Chamblee FOCUS understands and supports the unique needs of families with children who are medically fragile or have significant developmental or physical disabilities. Need individuals to assist with respite care for children who have been diagnosed with a variety of developmental delays and volunteer with the Teen & Adult Groups.

Important Information:

  • Backround check is required and agency will complete!
  • Teen & Adult Group meets once a month on a Saturday for 1 or 2 hours
  • Respite Care meets once a month on a Saturday from 10am - 2pm
Fugees Family Scottdale Fugees Family, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to working with child survivors of war. They build upon the power of soccer to galvanize these kids by giving them the support and structure they need to realize their potential. Their programming has grown to include year-round soccer for 86 boys aged 10-18, after-school tutoring, a private academy, and an academic enrichment camp.

Requirements:

  • Complete a background check (Agency asks volunteers to donate $15 to cover the cost)
  • Must attend an orientation & complete an volunteer application
  • Commitment of one (1) evening a week for the duration of a semester

Volunteers needed:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays
    • 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Good Shepherd Services Chamblee A volunteed organization that provides services to refugee families, including after-school program, english classes, cultural enrichment program, parenting and children classes, and classes on immigration. Please note this agency works mostly with Asians living in the metro area.
International Rescue Committee (IRC) Decatur Opportunities are available in the following areas:
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages - help refugees learn English
  • Computer Lab Assistant - help individuals with computer skills
  • Youth Tutor - after-school program for grades 7 to 12
  • First Things First Assist - women's literacy council

Requirements:

  • Background check is required and agency will complete at a $20.00 cost to the volunteer!
  • Orientation is required - held at different times of the month
  • Hours vary by assignment
  • Each assignment has a minimum commitment times!
Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta Decatur Literacy program that teaches basic literacy or English for low-income children ages 4-13, enhancing their reading comprehension skills, as well as homework help as needed.

General Information:

  • Complete an application
  • Attend an orientation session that is held each month
  • Must attend and complete 16-hour training program and pay small fee for tutor workbook and other materials
  • After training session and orientation you will be given a volunteer schedule!
Refugee Family Services Stone Mountain Two opportunities are available:

Afterschool Program Classroom Assistant

  • Work directly with refugee children in grades 1 -8 who have been in the US for less than 5 years.
  • Tutors help students complete their homework and improve reading and writing skills.
  • Tutors also assist the Classroom Supervisor in creating and implementing educational and social enrichment activities, including: sports, arts, multi-cultural education, etc.
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Commitment of 2 - 3 hours, one day a week, for one (1) semester!

One to One Tutor

  • Work one-on-one with a refugee youth in grades 1 - 8 struggling with English or any language based subject.
  • Provided with a student evaluation and individually designed curriculum that introduces and reinforces core skills needed to succeed in school.
  • Monday - Thursday
  • 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  • Commitment of two (2) hours, one day a week, for one (1) semester!

Requirements:

  • Background check is required and agency will complete
  • Orientation is required and held weekday afternoons, but sometimes on Saturday mornings!
St. Vincent de Paul Chamblee
Stone Mountain
Volunteers are needed for a number of programs, including food pantries, clothing closets, counseling services, after-school programs, health care needs, housing, and English as a Second Language classes. Programs vary according to the location.
Tapestri Tucker Provides direct services to immigrant and refugee survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence

Information Important:

  • Volunteers needed Monday - Friday
  • 8 am - 5 pm
  • Background check required - agency will do.
  • Orientation required - held on ongoing basis.
  • Bilingual needed: Spanish, Russian, Amharic.
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom, provide children one-on-one attention as they participate in learning activities, and read to children. By giving a young child your undivided attention, you help them to see the connection between block building and math, between feeding fish and science, between hearing a story and learning to read.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours

DOUGLAS COUNTY

Douglas County Literacy Council Douglasville Help provide free, private, confidential tutoring to functionally illiterate adults in Douglas County.

Requirements:

  • Minimum length of service is two (2) hours per week.
  • Must attend 10 hours training before starting. (Will count toward volunteering hours.)
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom, provide children one-on-one attention as they participate in learning activities, and read to children. By giving a young child your undivided attention, you help them to see the connection between block building and math, between feeding fish and science, between hearing a story and learning to read.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours

FULTON COUNTY

Agape Community Center Atlanta Mission is to help low income neighborhoods build community through a variety of different programs. Currently looking for volunteers to assist with the after-school program working with children in grades K - 12.

General Information:

  • Agency will complete background check
  • Orientation is held on-site at different times during the month
  • Monday - Friday
  • 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Andrew P. Stewart Center Atlanta Provides programs (self-esteem, life enrichment) for women, youth, and young children in the Reynoldstown community.
Catholic Charities Atlanta Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to teaching English classes or training inmates in thoughful decision making, etc.

Current needs:

  • Looking for English teachers in Sandy Springs!!
  • Tuesday & Thursday
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Must commit to three (3) hours a week until the end of the program!
  • Program ends November 21!!!

Requirements:

  • Attend a new volunteer orientation
  • Complete a volunteer application & background check
  • Some programs require a minimum length of service!
Children's Restoration Network Roswell Volunteers are needed to assist with their Project One-on-One Mentoring Program - mentor students and assist with homework. Children affliated with this program are homeless or in a transitional stage.

Information:

  • Volunteers will serve 1 and 1/2 hours a week to help children with their academic needs.
  • Background check and orientation is required for all new volunteers!
  • Opportunities are available in areas outside of Fulton; including most of Metro Atlanta!
Dream Weavers Alpharetta Agency that provides various resources to children in the foster care system.
English for Successful Living Atlanta (Buckhead) English for Successful Living is an English as a Second Language program that meets the needs of Latinos (Spanish and Portuguese) who seek to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their community. Volunteers are needed to work in the following areas: substitute teachers, conversation partners, office volunteers, graduation hosts, tutors, teen and children mentoring.

Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Attend the orientation that is held two (2) weeks prior to the beginning session!

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Saturday from 9:00 am - Noon
Families First Atlanta Help provide counseling as well as other supportive services to individuals and families, striving to promote the well-being of children and to conserve and strengthen individual and family life.

Reqirements:

  • Attend an orientation that is held on a bi-monthly basis
  • Complete a background check
  • Minimum length of service might be required depending on the service area!

Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday
  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feed My Lambs Atlanta Mission of FML is to empower at-risk children academically, physically and socially; to impact families and communities.

Requirements:

  • Orientation is required and determined by the School Director!
  • Must bring in a copy of your EDUC 2120 background check!

Hours:

      • Monday - Friday
      • 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Human Rights Campaign Atlanta Volunteers serve as advocates for the LGTB community by participating in community outreach and educational programs. Additionally, volunteers are needed to work on special events/projects that are scheduled throughout the year. Must be LGTB or an advocate for the LGTB community.
Istanbul Center Atlanta The Istanbul Center is a non-profit, non-governmental, and non-partisan organization that advocates for the following causes: cultural dialogue, cultural awareness, education, and social work. Members of the Turkish community are encouraged to volunteer.

Important Information:

  • Orientation required - scheduled at various times.
  • Minimum length of service is 10-15 hours per week.
  • Monday - Friday
  • 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Jars of Clay Atlanta This agency runs a day and night shelter. Also a summer camp for high risk children from May to August. Volunteer opportunities in the shelter range from tutoring children to helping in the soup kitchen. Volunteers in the summer camp read to children, play games, and participate in other camp related activities.

Information:

  • Volunteers are needed in the shelter 7 days a week.
  • Background check is required - by agency!
  • Orientations are required and will be held the first day of service.
Jewish Family Services Atlanta Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta provides health, career and human services to support and enhance the well-being of individuals and families across all ages, faiths, cultures and lifestyles. Assist family service counseling and programs with the "lifecycle of services" for individuals and families in 12-county metro-Atlanta area.

Requirements:

  • Background check and drug screen required - agency will cover the cost
  • Orientation is required - held during lunch time or early evening
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Minimum of six (6) month commitment is required!
  • Days & Hours of service will vary pending the volunteer assignment!
Latin American Association Atlanta Organization that focuses on assisting the Latin-American community and promoting awareness of the Latin-American culture.

Program Areas:

  • Employment Services
  • Community/Family Services
  • Langauage/Adult Education
  • Youth Services

Requirements:

  • Complete an application
  • Attend an orientation that is held:
    • 2nd Tuesday of the month at Noon
    • 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm
Lazarus Ministries Atlanta Lazarus Ministries assists the homeless living in the Atlanta area. Volunteers are needed to assist with counting inventory, direct client interaction and services, event planning, serving at special events, and conducting research for the agency.

Hours

  • Events and opportunities are held at various times during the week. However, they are predominately week night opportunities!
Mary Hall Freedom House Atlanta Agency that helps displaced women with children suffering from addiction, poverty, and homelessness find the resources needed to become productive citizens.

General Information:

  • Volunteers are responsible for background check and TB test.
  • Service hours will be determined by assignment!
The Drake House Roswell Three volunteer options are available:
  • General Volunteer - responsible for donation management, pantry sorting and stocking, general office work, supply shopping, special events support, and assisting staff members.
  • Mentor/Advocate - encourage a mother or child as they move through the service programs at the center.
  • Drake Closet - receive donations, sort and display clothing, customer service and/or sales at the women's resale boutique.

Important Information:

  • Must attend an orientaion session
  • When you go to orientation bring 1) driver license 2) information for two references (non-family members)
  • After orienation, you will be asked to select your service area and complete a background check
  • Serving as a mentor/advocate requires special training!
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom, provide children one-on-one attention as they participate in learning activities, and read to children. By giving a young child your undivided attention, you help them to see the connection between block building and math, between feeding fish and science, between hearing a story and learning to read.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours

GWINNETT COUNTY

Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) Metro Atlanta CPACS offers health and social services to Asians and Pacific Islanders (API) in the greater-Atlanta area.

Volunteer opportunities are available to assist with Youth Programs. Volunteers will serve as tutors/homework assistants at various locations in Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties.

Requirements & Hours:

  • Must get fingerprinted at a local courthouse so the agency can run a FBI background check! You are responsible for the check!
  • Orientation is required - typically held during the workday
  • Monday - Friday
  • 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Looking for ongoing volunteers and not short-term volunteers!!!
The Sheltering Arms Various Metro Atlanta Locations Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom, provide children one-on-one attention as they participate in learning activities, and read to children. By giving a young child your undivided attention, you help them to see the connection between block building and math, between feeding fish and science, between hearing a story and learning to read.

Requirements:

  • Background check is required!
  • Students must purchase the $52.00 fingerprint kit!
  • TB test (might be required)
  • Monday - Friday
  • Morning and Afternoon Hours